...by the food network. Have you ever thought about it? Who, on the Food Network, are you most like? Who would your friends be?
My Food Network network would consist of Alton Brown (as seen on Feasting on Asphalt), Rachel Ray (as seen on Rachel Ray's Tasty Travels), and Guy Fieri.
I've given up on not caring for Rachel Ray. She is one of the most real people out there on TV. She is OK with not being super girly, she doesn't seem to have issues that she's not rail thin - she's average, and that's OK. Granted, for our friendship to work I'd have to ask her to refrain from using the words "sammies" and "delish" in my presence, but other than that, I think we'd have blast at outdoor markets and in loud crowded restaurants.
Alton Brown can be quite dorky on Good Eats. But you know what? It's a good, clean show. And why shouldn't he comfortable in his dorkiness? But have you seen Feasting on Asphalt? He eats the same greasy diner food that I enjoy. He even eats gas station food. I'd like to introduce him to Saipan Gas Station Hamburgers. Now that's, doo doo be doo be doo doo bu bu, good eats.
Guy Fieri is just regular guy. I feel like we could have been friends since childhood.
The way I feel about the rest of the Food Network cast might give you some insight into how you and I might fare as friends.
Sandra Lee and her semi-homemade pretentiousness. Have you seen a more image concious person in all your life?
Ingrid Hoffman - with a name like Ingrid Hoffman, I wouldn't guess that her show would be called Simply Delicioso. I am not impressed by her accent or her wavy hair.
Giada DeLaurentis - it's clear that you come from money. And I don't.
Duff (and his crew) - I'd like to hang out at your shop from time to time. Maybe help decorate a cake or two.
Paula Deen - I like you, but I would like you more if you didn't start Paula's Party. It's just too, I don't know, nutty.
Emeril - Would you and the missus would like to have dinner with me and James sometime? We could go to and old blues house.
Cat Cora - I don't know, I just, you...you're not my type. Sorry.
Ellie Kreger - Seems nice. But I think she'd freak out at the amount of syrup I pour over one pancake. And I don't need that kind of guilt staring at me.
Ina Garten - She seems to like to drink - but she only seems to drink fooffy drinks. Way to upper class for me. I can't even pretend to be the type of person she is.
Bobby Flay - He's one of those people that have helped form my view of east coasters. I can't be friends with people who can't be nice. Sure, I can be a jerk, but I don't start off that way. And judging by the way he throws punches in the opening sequence of Throwdown, if we ever had to step outside - I'd win.
I have all these ideas for my other blog, but no time to get them done. In case anyone cares...I will get to working on that blog in the near future. I only just got back to this one (perhaps more on that later).